Assistant Professor of Dance (Jazz)


Rank/Title:  Assistant Professor of Jazz  

Position Number: 0006582

Full-Time Position:  Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning August 2019. The Division of Dance invites nominations and applications for an opportunity to be instrumental in the shaping of a dynamic, comprehensive and holistic program in dance performance.  Creative energy, intellectual strength, a broad-ranging repertoire and teaching interests are essential.  We welcome candidates from all backgrounds.  The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in connecting the Division to an increasingly diverse and globally-connected community within the university and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Minimum qualifications: We seek candidates who have a strong background in performance and choreography and a record of distinction as artist and teacher.  Other responsibilities include advising undergraduates, participating in student recruitment, serving on Divisional committees, attending faculty meetings and supervising student projects. 

Preferred qualifications: Terminal degree and/or equivalent professional performing experience required.  University level teaching and expertise in one other area of dance related studies such as dance history, kinesiology, or somatic practices is desirable but not required.

Position begins August 1, 2019.


Please submit the following: letter of application highlighting qualifications,

complete curriculum vitae, links to choreography and/or performance, three letters of recommendation. The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for applications and digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials:

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018.  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by November 9, 2018, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


The Division of Dance has a long tradition of excellence and is a forward thinking, vibrant community of artists/scholars. Our students and faculty excel in creating concerts of high artistic standards that encompass new works as well as masterworks. Our alumni perform in concert companies as well as Broadway and commercial venues and hold faculty and leadership positions in academia. We award a BFA and a minor in Dance Performance.  Visit us at


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